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was in germany on official business. and shortly after general wheeler returned to the united states he suffered a heart attack, and was in walter reed. the only two chiefs who were asked about this dismissed it, one in very crude terms, and wheeler later told the president that there had never been such a meeting. so that is about as far as i can go with that controversial story. as secretary brown alluded to, we associate this period with mcnamara, and with vietnam. but mcnamara's involvement in a whole series of other crises, both foreign and domestic, is simply remarkable. we've heard about the dominican republic, the nato crisis, the middle east war, czechoslovakian invasion, demonstrations in the streets of the united states. any one of these crises could have defined a presidency. for example, if we look at president jimmy carter's administration, it involved notable successes, but it's best remembered for the iranian hostage issue. when the iranians took over the american embassy in tehran, and then held hostage americans for more than a year. think about mcnamara. in january 1968, the n
arrest and got to the united states embassy, and he asked for release and guarantee of safe treatment but chen guangcheng said china threatened his family if he did not leave the embassy and the united states urged him to make a decision quickly and no he fears for his family's safety and want as asylum in america. he may get his wish with a visa to study not united states, what does this tell us about modern china and about obama's china policy? dramatic escape. he climbed over walls to escape house arrest, injured himself, is driven by heroic colleagues in the human rights community, 300 miles to beijing and stays in safe houses before they say he has to go to the embassy for safety. what does this episode toll us about china? >> during the cold war getting into the embassy gate would have been the happy ending but, now, it does not work out that way. what it tells us about china is contrary to the school of thought here is a country that is increasingly confident that it will be the second great power of the 21st century they are terrified of blind legal activistses living under ho
president of the united states. [applause] >> jim gray has been nominated. >> and scotty bowman from michigan and i nominate lee wrights or vice-president of the united states libertarian nomination. [applause] >> i nominate jim burns for vice-president of the united states. >> jim burns has been nominated. further nominations from the floor? seeing none, i will close -- sorry, i see one more. >> i am mary o'connor from minnesota. i nominate sam sloan for vice- president. >> i am sorry, i have been informed by his secretary that he is not eligible. further nominations? >> i nominate jim gray for vice- president. >> he was already nominated. if you like to nominate someone please come to the microphone. >> i have been informed that nominations are supposed to be in writing, so those who have done the nominating, there are three names that the secretary is already in possession of. the go-ahead and state your nomination, but submitted to the secretary. >> i am from the great state of florida. and nominate -- i nominate nota, none of the above. >> another seconding for jim byrnes. >> se
might appear to suggest trading large areas of europe for war with the united states may be hard going. at the ambassadorial group in washington, secretary general sticker confirmed this was not a needle-steering group and the council had not given it any power. a number of nations expressed strong dissatisfaction about the lack of information they were receiving about berlin planning, about the ambassadorial group giving instructions and about the way that the allied powers were presenting papers to nato committees on a take it or leave it basis. the canadian ambassador said if the allies are to be committed in war, they should be informed in peace. the belgian ambassador added, since they're all in danger of war, they should all take part in the planning. the four powers responded quickly to this strong sense of dissatisfaction in the nato council. on september 27th, they provided a full report on live oak plans and secretary general also presented the ambassadors with these new suggested instructions to nato military authorities, which he helped to draft. the instructions stated, if
. and in relation to the united states government, whether it is the clinton administration or bush administration or obama administration, they're probably better understood stood more like francement they're sometime as lined with the united states, sometimes o posed. postly they are just trying to stay out of the way and do their own thing. >> ann bremmer and steve coll when we continue. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following: . >> rose: additional funding provided by these funders:. >> and by bloomberg:. >> from studios in new york city captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: ian bremmer is here president of eurasia group, his new book every nation for itself, winners and losers in a g-zero world t paints a picture in a world in which no single power is able to take be the responsibility of global leadership. larry summers says everyone who cares about our collective future will need to carefully consider this book's impressive arguments. i'm pleased to have ian bremmer back at this table, welcome. >> hi, cha
united states senator, a former vice president of the united states, an experienced nationally known sober steady republican named richard nix on is running for president. he wins in 1968. he wins re-election in 1972. he never makes it to the end of the second term because of a little complication called watergate. in 1968 he was at the height of his appeal and he was a communist. see his campaign slogan, forward together. this is from the republican national committee archives. see the slogan at the bottom. bushy haired richard nixon communist. the reason you know that slogan indicates he's a communist because today's conservatives say so. i thought this was debunked already but conservatives even know, this is from last night on glenn beck's internet tv show, conservatives are still stuck on this. president obama's web video that came out ended with this slogan forward. the right just went nuts that the word forward was the obama campaign's way of signaling that it is marxist. it seems to impose the economic system by karl marx on america. that president obama is a communist, that
the state question is red or green, celebrating its 100th anniversary as a stake in the united states of america, protests all seven of our delegate votes for gary johnson, the next president of the united states. >> new york, home of the statue of liberty, cast the following boats, gary johnson 24, rice aid, carl pearson, one, and jim burns, one. >> the tar heels of the great state of north carolina respectfully cockboat -- respectfully vote hell no to amendment 1 and we vote rewrote -- 3 votes for lee rice and seven votes for gary johnson. >> mr. chairman, the state of oregon, whose government will not allow us to use it, cast one vote for karl pearson, 34 rice, an aide for gary johnson. >> the delegates from the commonwealth of pennsylvania, birthplace of the declaration of independence and the united states constitution and the state that rally kicked rick santorum's ass out of the senate casts two write-in votes for sam's loan, and enthusiastically cast nine votes for the next president of the united states, gary johnson. >> home of the independent man, rarely cast one vote for b
activist later said he wanted to go to the united states with his family, forcing the two governments to resume negotiations over his fate. chen earlier asked for a meeting with u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. testifying by telephone before a u.s. congressional commission, he said he no longer feels safe in china and wants to leave for the united states. >> the activist said he wants to meet clinton, who is visiting beijing, to seek further support and to thank her face to face. >> your case is the test, the test of the chinese commitment to protect you, which they've given. we're very dubious about those assurances. >> the commission chairman said the u.s. congress will take up the issue adding that the american commitment to the human rights is being put to the test. >>> south korea is reporting more disruptions to its satellite-based global positioning system are affecting air travel and shipping. a south korean official tells nhk that disruptions apparently originate from north korea. south korean maritime police say more than 120 vessels including patrol boats in the yel
to be back here. secretary of defense robert mcnamara came to personify the united states commitment in vietnam, and indeed, in many ways the ethos of the 1960s. he was the can-do man in the can-do society in the can-do era in david halverstam's phrase. in the early kennedy and johnson years, he managed the american commitment in vietnam almost as a desk officer, whether slogging through vietnam in army fatigues, spewing out statistics, or presiding at a press conference, and he came to embody what was known as secretary brown suggested as mcnamara's war. whatever the difficulties of the moment, he exuded a certainty that promised eventual success. in fact, we now know his public confidence far outlasted the emergence of profound private doubts about both the winnability of the war and indeed ultimately its purposes. and his departure from the pentagon in 1968, as much i think as lbj's march 31st speech of that year marked the glorious end of an era once bright with promise. as the war provoked increasingly nasty divisions in the united states, mcnamara became a target for critics fr
canada to the united states, this must get permission from the president of the united states and there has to be an environmental impact statement to make sure it wouldn't have an adverse impact on the environment. everybody's in favor of that. republicans, democrats. no one want wants to hurt the environment. so in the great wisdom, i say very sarcastically of our government, the state department has sent it to transcanada, the environmental impact statement. they hire a company that they routinely do business that has every reason to curry favor and be light on the environmental impact statement so the proposal goes forward. it's sending the fox to guard the chicken coop. none of that was revealed second quarter when it came back, plane people were suspicious of it. to me, it's like, who is the -- who is the fool who thought that was a good idea to get an environmental impact statement from a company with a business relationship with the one who is want to build it? >> well, greta, you know, everyone wants energy to be as clean as it can be made, as fast as it can be made i
a request to leave china. he said he wanted to go to the united states. he said he could like to leave with hillary clinton on her plane. she's there for high level meetings. as we reported last night he phoned into an emergency congressional hearing that was called to discuss his case. he reiterated in the phone call that he wanted help from secretary clinton. it's all very dramatic. last night when we left this story it was totally up in the air as to what would happen on this today. the clock is ticking. today there does seem to be progress toward a new deal that could get him out of china and to the united states in way that did not escalate this any further. apparently he's now been offered a fellowship at nyu's law school. china said they will consider his request to become a student or a visiting lecturer. the u.s. government say they expect the request to be expedited. this is happening in the shadow of hillary clinton being in china. he's expected to depart on saturday local time but beijing is 12 hours ahead of east coast. she will be leaving momentarily. she will be leaving
there and if the chinese government ends up having to give him back or let him go to the united states, such a public problem, for them, that they're going to crack down much harder on those who remain? >> well, erin, china's an oppressive regime, and chen guangcheng has been part of being on the end of the repression that exists in china. so any time that we give, you know, an opportunity to a chinese dissident, either to come into our embassy or to try to negotiate as we are doing in this case, for him to come to the united states with his family, the reality is, that regime is going to still be there and it's going to continue to oppress its people. that's why speaking up about human rights in a more broader discussion is incredibly important. >> and maybe a silver lining here. talking to people who spent significant time in china for these situations, they say to their knowledge there's never been a dissident who came into the u.s. embassy basically released on to the streets? resolved another way. they come to the united states, for example. the u.s. was under incredible pressure to resolve this
the united states make it worse for the other disdissidents? even if there is a decision in this case? on the foreign relations committee, and, of course, you just saw video covering the story since the beginning, spoken to all the players. both "outfront" this evening. the past 48 hours, you barely slept as you've been talking to all the players. been intimidated yourself. how tense is the environment in beijing and are you hearing even if we could get a resolution in the case of chen that there could be a broader crackdown on dissidents? >> reporter: erin, extraordinarily tense and it's been that way for the past year. this is a leadership transition year in china. only happens once every ten years and they wanted to orchestrate this with absolutely no problems. frankly, it's blown up in their face not just with this case but others as well. just overnight more man 20 journalists, international journalists were called in and given this warning. if you continue to go to the hospital where chen is being held, you will have your visas revoked and have to leave the country. we know that
on the birth of the united states." professor wood is interviewed by national review's senior editor richard brookhiser. the new york historical society hosted this hour-long event. for coming out on this grim night. but you had a great incentive which is to hear gordon wood. i'm going to begin by paying you, gordon, a round-about compliment. it's a little late, but a nice one. i had dinner with newt gingrich in 1994. and he had -- he had just become speaker elect. the republicans had just captured the house in the '94 election for the first time in 40 years. and at the dinner he talked -- the talk turned to what i was doing. i knew what he was doing. i said i was writing a book on george washington. and without hesitation, he said you have to read "the radicalism of the american revolution" by gordon wood. so we all have our opinions on newt and sometimes he's with the public and sometimes he's not, but there he was entirely with the public. this is -- this is a provocative, interesting, delightful book so i want to get right to it. i want to start with my favorite sentence. my favorite sen
to the united states so he can pursue his studies. over the course of the day progress has been made to help him have the future that he wants and we will be staying in touch with him. gwen: who is chen guangcheng and how did he end up in the middle of after debate between two world superpowers. >> 2 was a whiplash week and all thought it was solved and he would stay in china by the middle of the week but by the end of the week he's going to come to the united states. let me backtrack a little bit more about chen. human rights activist, as you said, blind, so dramatic this week because he escaped, he'd been on house arrest for a couple of years, before that he was imprisoned. he was with his wife and young daughter in this house in a rural province in china. and in the middle of the night, he certainly used his blindness because he is used to darkness and his guards weren't, he played sick for a few weeks so they weren't really looking after him that well, climbed over a wall, through a field, through a river, felt his way around and then another dissident met him and then they linked up with th
to take a look not just at the united states, but overseas, because the republican prescription is for big government spending cuts, a and they are claiming that will create lots of jobs. we are getting those in europe. take a look at ireland. take a look at spain where they are getting exactly what the republicans say we should do, and those are catastrophes, right? >> well, the catastrophes, you did not mention the netherlands and the problem in europe rebelled against the slow-growth or no-growth policies and the republicans layer it up saying we will cut the spending and then want it both ways and cut the programs that affect the poor people, and the british labor party guy said to me over there, and said the right wingers and guys like romney believe that the best way to get poor people to work is to cut them and the best way for rich people to work hard ser to give them harder and why to be better for the rich people, but if you screw the poor people, they will be whipped into action somehow. >> right. if you look for a logical explanation, you won't find it, but what you will ask is
to apply to study in the united states. >> a week ago, the 40-year-old estate house arrest fleeing to the u.s. embassy in beijing. he was sent to a chinese hospital for treatment, which is when the activist made a dramatic call took a u.s. congressional hearing, asking for asylum, fearing for his and his family's life. >> though under heavy guard, he has been communicating with the outside world. he made an emotional call for freedom from his hospital in beijing. sadly, it seemed as if the diplomatic logjam between the u.s. and china might be breaking -- suddenly, it seemed as if the logjam might be breaking. >> i'm pleased that today, our ambassador has spoken with him again. our embassy staff and our doctor had a chance to meet with him, and he confirms that he and his family now want to go to the united states so he can pursue his studies. >> the plan gives china a way to save face and avoids the sticky issue of granting chen asylum. china's foreign ministry has played down the up side. >> chen has the same rights as other citizens and they applied to study abroad and go through relevant
or cap of your hat of united states infantry soldier. the item didn't survive the hat, but the metal did. recent archeology off the battlefield we found, we found the buckle with the leather strap and the two side buttons, and they were in the ground where the cat would have sat and deteriorated and all that was there was the buckle, and the buttons still in the orientation, they would have been at the time that the cap was either dropped there or just lied there. it's amazing. 1999 -- yeah. 1999. summer of 1999, 2-it-all started in the pring of 1999. it was brought to our attention at new site park service cane river location, in louisiana. that a family long living in that area even before the civil war had a problem of retreat of nathanael's army, of 1864. spring of 1864. the united states army left a large amount of baggage and equipage, and the family went out and recovered this. amongst it were two -- two -- civil war tents. one of those tents was a sievely tent. designed by henry hawkins sibley based on a plains indian teepee pattern. the family had had these tents in there their
venezuela, bolivia. as well as in china, japan, the united states europe. the middle east. africa. all of them cannot despise their resistance. despite their refusal stop that march of death. despite their resistance. communists repressives. zionists and anarchists. none can evade the march. this one is not coming with hammer and sickles . all wars surrender to. but when comes the cry? when will it really happen as death is peace? when can i truly die. you will never know yet you may have already and this life is your way of paying hommage to the power that loves and you left you with the taste of immortality on your lips. nothing mystical. no cries. power, your way. or buddha in the wings. even lying on your back, you are mocking. this is not a cynical, or pessimist or neonnist poem. join deaths to your life and you will live as if there 1 drum to march to. there is no march at all. you are there. all will be well for all. [applause]. >> >> >> >> >> i would like to tell you my experience -- when i first came here, i was the first philippino librarian. i said why don't we have a rece
the future of this great nation, and all nations. >> did the united states make it worse for the other dissidents? even if there's a solution to the chase of chen. we'll find out now. robert menendez, stan grant who you saw in the video, he shot there, he's been covering the story from the beginning, spoken to all the players. they're both outfront know. stan, i know over the past 48 hours, you have barely slept. as you have been talking to all the players. you have been intimidated yourself. how intense is the environment in beijing? even if we get a resolution in the case of chen that there could be a broader crackdown on dissidents? >> erin, extraordinarily tense, it's been way that way for the year. this is a leadership transition year in china. they wanted to orchestrate this with no problems. frankly it's blown up in their face. not just with this case but other cases as well. just overnight more than 20 journalists were called in and given this warning. if you continue to go to the hospital where chen is being held, you will have your visas revoke and have to leave the country.
austerity in the united states down the road. >> they can't even decide on $6 billion for student loan subsidies. $6 billion for student loan subsidy lows washington if to a complete uproar and just the shear size of all of the problems to come, it's a little scary. >> i'm with you on this. ken, you made the point when you talked about debt and christine said do you mean consumer debt or government debt and you said consumer debt. this may be the big problem that needs to be solved. it also may be a problem that we can start taking into our own hands between government doesn't help us solve it. we'll talk about that when we come back. this is truly a nation of haves and have knots. and we'll look at the growing debt divide. how much debt is good for you and the economy? is debt the great in-equalizer in this country? and of course later on, i know you want to talk about facebook. it prepares to go public. we'll tell you what you need to know and if you can and should buy stock in facebook. so, by combining your auto and renters insurance, we can save you $600. $600? wow, you're like a
just dropped out of the race newt gingrich. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> formally this week, satellites would have been dominated by the race for the white house and the increasingly heating battle between the obama and romney campaigns. but president obama rewrote the script, catching the world by surprise with an unexpected trip to afghanistan where he marked the one-year anniversary of the death of the world's most wanted terrorist. >> one year ago from bases here in afghanistan our troops launched the operation that killed osama bin laden. the goal that i set to defeat al qaeda and denied a chance to rebuild is now within our reach. >> the trip wasn't without controversy, some critics accusing the president of playing politics with the anniversary of bin laden's death, questioning whether romney's campaign would have done the same thing. romney this week picked up an important endorsement, the endorsement of the formal rival michele bachmann. jim acosta, romney still has an eno
am running for a second term as president of the united states. [cheers and applause] >> gov. romney is a patriotic american. he has raised a wonderful family and has much to be proud of it. he has run a large financial firm and he has run a state. i think he has learned the wrong lessons from these experiences. he sincerely believes that the ceos and will the investors liked him make money, the rest of us will automatically prosper as well. when a woman in iowa shares a story about her financial struggles, he responded with the economic theory. he told her our productivity equals our income. let me tell the virginia, the problem with our economy is not that the american people are not productive enough. you have never been working harder in your lives. you are working harder than ever. the challenge we face right now, the challenge we have faced for over a decade is that harder work has not led to higher incomes. bigger profits of not lead to better jobs. gov. romney does not seem to get that. he does not seem to understand maximizing profits by whatever means necessary, whether lay
the united states safe for 10 years, even if it's torture, it's probably worth doing. >> sean: in other words, because we save lives. deborah, your brother was the pilot of the american airlines flight that went into the pentagon. >> correct. >> sean: you are one of the family members, you lost a loved one that day. on 9/11. now we are going to talk to mr. rodriguez later. you know, he said that was foremost in his mind and the threat of a second wave, a third wave, something i remember colonel north said that very day on september 11 when i brewed you. what are your thoughts on all of this? >> my brother was an f-4 carrier-based fighter pilot who was waterboarded. he called it p.o.w. school. five of the pilots were exmilitary pilots and four of them might have been waterboarded as well. when i read the so-called torture memos describing the enhanced interrogation program, i wept because this administration gave our play book to the enemy. and i believe that the enhanced interrogation program, not only worked. i know that the holder of justice department thinks it works too because they descr
a distinguished career. he is the deputy head of the eu delegation to the united states. many times in the past, his career has focused on multilateral affairs. he was the ambassador to geneva, which multilateral affairs. he was the head of the -- a focus of attention here for cyber security in the coming year. finally, bruce mcconnell, who is also known to everyone. i have known bruce for a long time. he was on the transition team. before that he was in the private sector. before that he was in the omb. we're happy we can have all three panelists here to speak to you. why don't we just go one, two, three to make it a little easier. all-star with bruce and end up with tom. >> thank you. good morning everyone. it is great to be here. i wanted to comment on a couple of things. i think there are some interesting threads we get along collectively over the course of the day and in the future work the commission is going to be doing and the this important area of cooperation. starting from home, i would note there is a fairly large footprint of dhs people at the conference. i think that is instructiv
case of chen quangcheng. >> he confirms that he and his family now want to go to the united states so he can pursue his studies. over the course of the day, progress has been made to help him have the future that he wants, and we will be staying in touch with -- gwen: so who is chen quangcheng and how did he end up in the middle of a debate between two of the world's super powers? >> it was a whiplash week. we all thought this was solved, that he would stay in china in the middle of the week, but alas, by the end of the week he's going to come to the united states. let me backtrack a little bit, a lit bit more about chen. human rights activist, as you said, blind, so dramatic this week, because he escaped. he had been under house arrest for a couple of years. before that he was in prison. he was with his wife and young daughter in this house. in a rural province in china. and in the middle of the night he certainly used his blindness, because he is used to darkness and his guards weren't. he played sick for a few weeks, so they were not really looking after him that well. climbed over
of the united states. >> oh, wow. wow. it sounds like you all are already fired up and ready to go. this is amazing. it is truly amazing. you know what, being here with all of you today, let me tell you, i'm feeling pretty fired up and ready to go myself. i really am. but there is a reason why we're here today. we love you, too. it's not just because we support one extraordinary man -- although, i'll admit i'm a little biased, because i think our president is awesome. and it's not just because we want to win an election. we are here -- we're here because of the values we believe in. we're here because of the vision for this country that we all share. we're because we want all our children to have a good education, right? schools that push them and inspire them, prepare them for good jobs. we want our parents and our grandparents to retire with dignity, because we believe that after a lifetime of hard work, they should enjoy their golden years. we want to restore that basic middle class security for our families because we believe that folks shouldn't go bankrupt because they get si
the united states abroad, then you might want to consider becoming a diplomat. lauren looks into what a diplomat does and what it takes to become one. >> let's start with a quick american history question. >> the department of state. >> correct. while usually called the state department, the official name is the united states department of state. it was established all the way back in 1789. with headquarters in washington, d.c., the state department is headed by the secretary of state, currently hillary clinton. its job is to oversee all our foreign relations. in fact, listen to how the state department describes its mission. that's quite a task. and to help the state department achieve those goals is the job of the u.s. foreign service. >> what we want to do is, we want to promote america's interests. we want to promote peace. we want to promote understanding. we want to make sure people around the world know what america is all about. >> assistant secretary hammer explained that foreign service officers are also called diplomats. they're assigned to work at one of the more than 250
says we the united states take nothing less than full responsibility for all of the rebellions that are taking place in europe. he goes on, in this kind of pride in instigating rebellion. then ends his message to the austrian hungarian minister in washington, he says, besides compared to the great extend of the united states, the austrian hungarian empire is but a patch on the earth's surface. this kind of spread eagle bombast was very typical of american diplomatic language. we were just considered by many people, of being a really wild, scary kind of country. a dangerous country in the 19th century. >> and webster was a good diplomat, when he wasn't holding forth. >> that's right. he's a conservative man. he's a good wiig. but there's the kind of attitude we had. we were really bumpshouse. i mean, president grant. the french finally overthrow napoleon iii and the president grant sends a message to the new french government, congratulating them on adopting american principles. what would the french foreign office think of that? we don't know. as if they had no republican tradi
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